MUMBAI, January 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
First Bollywood Movie to be Released With Dolby Atmos
Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: DLB) today announced that the highly anticipated action thriller Race 2 will release with Dolby® Atmos™ in select theatres on January 25, 2013. Dolby Atmos will deliver a more natural and realistic soundfield to Race 2, moving sound around and above cinema audiences, transporting them into the onscreen adventure.
"It is a pleasure to be mixing my movie Race 2 in Dolby Atmos. I think viewers will be delighted with the enhanced immersive sound experience of this phenomenal technology," said Ramesh S. Taurani, Producer, Race 2. "I strive to make movies that allow the audience to feel part of the action on the screen. And now with Dolby Atmos, Race 2 will have more depth and realism, taking the excitement of movie to the next level."
Directed by Abbas-Mustan , the film stars Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Ameesha Patel. The sound designer for the movie is Rakesh Ranjan, and the movie has been mixed by Leslie Fernandes. Race 2 will introduce audiences to one of the most magical and immersive sound formats ever conceived.
"It's an inspiring time in cinema, with movie making being taken to new frontiers with Dolby's next-generation audio solutions. When Race 2 hits theatres equipped with Dolby Atmos, audiences will be transported into the journey with the lifelike realism that the creative team envisioned," said Pankaj Kedia, Country Manager, Dolby Laboratories, India.
About Dolby Atmos:
Dolby Atmos brings a powerful new listening experience to the cinema with more natural and realistic sound that truly envelops the audience. It is an end-to-end solution that helps mixers, studios, and distributors dramatically improve the audio experience. The Dolby Atmos platform makes it easy for content creators to create immersive soundscapes, and it ensures the best possible audience experience, regardless of theatre configuration or the number of speakers.
In 2012, Hollywood studios including Disney•Pixar (Brave), Paramount Pictures/DreamWorks Animation (Rise of the Guardians), Twentieth Century Fox (Taken 2, Chasing Mavericks, Life of Pi), and Warner Bros. (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) released features using the Dolby Atmos format. In addition, 2012 international titles released in Dolby Atmos include Back to 1942, The Guillotines, CZ12, and The Last Tycoon in China; Ah Boys to Men in Singapore; and Sivaji 3D in India.
In 2013, four Hollywood titles, including Gravity and Pacific Rim (Warner Bros.), Star Trek into Darkness (Paramount Pictures), and A Good Day to Die Hard (Twentieth Century Fox) are scheduled to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment, with additional studio titles to follow. European productions Lost Place, Mama, and Trance have been released or are scheduled to be mixed in Dolby Atmos.
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